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Nepal: All Nepal Trade Union Federation (Revolutionary) Splits

Posted by n3wday on March 11, 2011

This article was published on eKantipur. We cannot confirm these reports, but want to note their presence in the capitalist press.

Maoist trade union ANTUF formally splits

All Nepal Trade Union Federation (ANTUF), the trade union affiliate of the UCPN (Maoist), split on Sunday. ANTUF Vice-Chairman Badri Prasad Bajgain declared a new “All Nepal Revolutionary Trade Union Federation”. The Federation had been plagued by serious internal conflict for a long time.

The conflict between two factions within ANTUF, led respectively by Chairman Salik Ram Jammarkattel and Vice-Chairman Bajgain, had also been obstructing the meeting of ANTUF. While Kattel is considered close to Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Bajgain is said to be close to Vice-Chairman Mohan Baidya.

Bajgain and ANTUF Secretary Govinda Paudel have been named Coordinator and Joint-Coordinator of the splinter faction. The Federation currently has 72 members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Employers call on govt to crush strike

Posted by Alastair on March 11, 2011

As Maoist workers dig in for a fight, factory owners are offering a 21.4 percent wage increase. This has been rejected, the workers demand their wages be doubled – and the capitalists are now calling for the state to intervene.

From The Himalayan Times

Industries in Hetauda seek security cover

Move district admin office • To hand over keys to CDO today


HETAUDA: Hetauda Industry Organisation today moved the Makawanpur District Administration Office demanding security. The move comes a day after Unified CPN-Maoist-aligned All Nepal Industrial Trade Union enforced indefinite closure of the industries located in Hetauda Industrial Area since yesterday.

HIO Chairman Rishiram Ghimire said keys of all the industries will be submitted to DAO tomorrow. “HIO today requested the DAO in writing to provide security to all the industries located in the industrial area,” Ghimire informed. Chief District Officer Dinesh Bhattarai said his office would do the needful to provide security to the industries.

According to Ghimire, with the closure of more than 65 industries in the area, everyday loss is registered at Rs 8 crores. Additionally, more than 5,000 workers have been hit hard. Read the rest of this entry »

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